Career Pathway

Learn Invaluable Agriculture Skills
Learn necessary tools of the trade that empower you to confidently explore a bright
future in the ever-evolving and growing world of agriculture.

Grow Your Perfect Career

The Agriculture Pathway provides students the opportunity to interact with skilled professionals who specialize in all areas of agriculture, with a focus on animal and plant science. Students will develop leadership skills and experience personal growth while preparing for college or a career through the FFA (Future Farmers of America). Students engage in projects and work-based learning, providing them with the hands-on experience that make learning more relevant. Students in the agriculture department participate in career tours, career fairs, compete in FFA Competitions, and participate in internships related to an agriculture field of their interest. Learn and build the necessary skills to start and excel in an agricultural career.

Career Pathways help students explore their talents and use their experiences in the classroom to select a career path that they’re passionate about.

Prepare in the Classroom

Build a strong foundation with A-G approved courses, and prepare yourself for an exciting new agricultural career. Classes include:

  • Ag Science Management
  • Ag Business Academy
  • Agriscience Systems Management

Get Real

Take what you learned out into the real
world and see first-hand what awaits you in
the “field” of agriculture. Hands-on, in-depth
immersive experiences may include:

  • CA FFA STATE Leadership Conference
  • World Ag Expo
  • Career Fairs
  • Career Development Events
  • Ventura County Fair – Market Animal

Valuable Training for Exciting Careers

Kickstart your college studies in agricultural science, and with the help of our academic instruction
and industry insight, get a head start in your career. Potential career paths these programs help
prepare you for include:

  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Agricultural Inspector or Engineer
  • Soil & Plant Scientist
  • Agriculture Teacher
  • Precision Agriculture Technician
  • Veterinarian

Industry Average: $61,000 - $153,000/Year
Projected Growth in the Field: 5% to 9%

Ready to Dig in?

Contact your college & career technician for availability. 
Programs are subject to change.

CE Teacher:
Sam Swanson
(805) 389-6978

Dig into Agriculture

If you enjoy being outdoors and learning about crops and domestic animals (and you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty!), a career in the “field” of agriculture could be your calling. Agriculture is where earth and science join together to keep the whole world fed and healthy. This pathway can provide you with the opportunity to learn, build, and refine the knowledge and skills you need to pursue your passion.

Earn College Credits

Get a jump start on your college future by earning college credits and valuable real-world skills you can use for college and career.

AS/Certificate Water Science

AS Agriculture

BA Environmental Science

BA/BS Biology


Does a career in animals or livestock interest you?

Through FFA, students in the agriculture pathway will learn about livestock nutrition, genetics, breeding, and animal health. Students are also able to raise a market animal for the Ventura County Fair to expand their livestock experience. This program now also offers the opportunity for a rewarding experience working with our guide dog program.